Platy Yialos is said to be one of the longest beaches of the Cyclades and it is
an excellent place for spending the day swimming in the water, playing beach games on the sand and making friends,
which is easy, with all the sporty people who water-ski, wind-surf and do all kinds of other fun stuff on the fine
golden sandy beach. There are many seaside tavernas and cafes here, a couple of pubs and a couple of mini-markets.
One of the most famous Italian restaurants on the Cyclades is "Mama Mia" where you will find home made
Italian food (most of the pasta is hand made, right there in the kitchen). The restaurant is owned by Philippo
who has an amazing collection of 45's and plays some of the best music on the island. If you love the 60's you
can just hang out there all night and all day too because it is right on the beach. The places to go for local
cuisine, on the waterfront, are "Sofia and "Steki". In the evenings, just before the sun sets, when
all the beach people are gone, you will really enjoy a magical evening with twilight colors over the sea, a feeling
of peace and tranquility prevalent in Platy Yialos at that hour. "Kalimera" is a place to go to for a
nouvelle cuisine dinner, a light bite or just coffee and desert. Kalimera plays just the right music, at the right
volume, at the right time, and it's right on the beach.
There are a number of very nice hotels in Platiyialos and after Kamares I think this is the best beach town on Sifnos to stay at. Alexandros Hotel is a superior B' class hotel of great taste and beauty just above the beach. There are beautiful gardens surrounding the rooms and a very nice swimming pool. Glaros House is an independent exquisite house built in 2005 in a traditional style. Located directly on the waterfront of Platy Yialos beach. The veranda of the house is directly on the beach. The AKROTIRAKI Maisonette Apartments are located in Platy Yialos, 60 m. from its own secluded rocky seashore and 250 m. from the sandy beach. The tavernas and shops of Platy Yialos are all within 300 meters. Built in 2011, they offer modern, superior level accommodation standards. They are very comfortable, with a touch of luxury, elegantly furnished and decorated both the interiors and the verandas. Superior quality accommodation and magnificent location perched over the sea, just outside the village in a very quiet area. There is a footpath within the property leading from the apartments to the rocky sea shore, belonging to the property.. Cyclades Villas is an independent house newly built but in traditional style. It has 3 bedrooms, a living room with 3 built in sofas and a fire place, an equipped kitchen with a built in dining table, one bathroom and large verandas surrounded by a beautiful garden. The Niriedes Suites is an A' class hotel (the only one on the island of Sifnos). Located in Platys Yialos, 50 meters from the waters edge and 100 meters from the beach. It offers a magnificent sea view and the slightly elevated position gives the impression of being perched above the sea. For more rooms and hotels in Platiyialos visit Aegean Thesaurus Platiyialos Hotels page